Almost all American Sauvignon Blanc suffers from one common flaw: dilution caused by excessive irrigation. And because of that, even premium-priced examples mostly strike us as soupy, diffuse and not terribly characteristic of the grape. So when we find a fresh, ripe, silky, concentrated Sauvignon with good acidic cut (like the 2017 Barnard Griffin) that tastes of guava, mango and a hint of fresh, tender herbs, we back up the truck. And we back up two trucks when we can deliver such a wine for even less than a great Touraine Sauvignon! We cannot recommend this wine highly enough.